David C. Chadwell, son of John Chadwell Sr and Mary Allen Chadwell was born in Rockingham Co., N.C., about Dec 22 1790, and died near Trenton, Fannin Co., Tex., Jan 3 1872. He was buried at Porter's Cemetery, Fannin Co., Texas.
David Chadwell made application for Bounty Land due him under the Act of March 18, 1855. He was age 64 at the time and a resident of Fannin Co., Texas. He was a private in the company commanded by Capt. Thomas Miller, in the Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers, under the command of General Gains on the frontier of Texas in the year 1836.  David Chadwell is the 3rd great-grandfather of Laura Welch Bush. 
In Rockingham. North Carolina he married Jane (Jincy) Johnson 1795-1885 She was the daughter of Mary Baker deGraffinried and Gideon Johnson. In Fannin County, Texas, May 10, 1855, David Chadwell made application for Bounty Land due him under the Act of March 18, 1855. He was age 64 at the time and a resident of Fannin Co., Texas. He was a private in the company commanded by Capt. Thomas Miller, in the Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers, under the command of General Gains on the frontier of Texas in the year 1836.  David Chadwell is the 3rd great-grandfather of Laura Welch Bush.
Mordecai Hoard of Henry County, Virginia, came to Powell Valley in Lee County, with Captain Joseph Martin in 1775 and took up a 400 acre tract of land in the Martin grant of 1769. He also took up another tract of 860 acres. Hoard returned to Henry County where he died. Captain David Chadwell, also a native of Henry County, bought from the heirs of Hoard the 400 acre tract and 707 acres of the other tract. Deeds for these tracts being dated November, 1791, however, David Chadwell was in the area as early as May, 1790, and immediately upon coming here he built a Station or Fort, which was widely known as "Chadwell's Station." The station was a stop over for people traveling westward over the Wilderness Road, as well as being a refuge from Indian attacks for Chadwell and his neighbors. Whether this was a stockaded fort or just a fort house is not known. There is today a church in this area called Chadwell's Station Church.
Aft'er settlement David Chadwell began acquiring other lands and by 1801 he was assessed with 1800 acres of land in Lee County. He continued to acquire land in both Lee County, and adjoining Claiborne County, Tennessee, and finally moved to Tazewell, the county seat of Claiborne County, leaving his Lee County lands in the hands of his children. He died at Tazewell, in 1832, at the age of 100, having been born in 1732, and is buried there at Breastwork Hill.
We know that David Chadwell Sr, who was a Captain in the Revolution, was in the area of his station as early as May, 1790, for on that day he was granted permission to establish a grist mill on his property. David Chadwell had a sister, Jemima, who married William Cox and settled also in Lee County, Virginia. This could possibly have been the Mrs. Cox shot at by the Indians, on march 17, 1785, mentioned in letters to the Governor of Virginia from both Captain Joseph Martin and Colonel Arthur Campbell.
The relationship between David Chadwell b 1732 and David C Chadwell b 1790 is not clear. The ancestry tree of George Chadwell, progenature of this line is confusing and indicates that the two David's may be brothers by the same father and a different mother. It may be however, that David Chadwell b 1776 is the uncle of David C Chadwell. It is thought that John Chadwell, the brother of David b 1732 is David C Chadwell's father. It is clear that David C Chadwell is a descendant of George Chadwell, most likely his grand son. More research is needed.
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